dbx 1215 Dual 15-Band Graphic Equalizer

Perfect for beginners, this dbx equalizer has simple controls and essential features, like dual channels, switchable filters and balanced inputs and outputs.

The dbx12 Series were designed to meet the needs of the most demanding sound reinforcement environments, while offering the simplicity of straightforward controls. The 1215 provides standard features like dual channels, 15 2/3 octave bands, ISO frequency centers, +/-12 dB input gain range, and switchable 40Hz/18 dB per octave low-cut filters, but also includes other thoughtful features. These include 45 mm faders; selectable +/-6dB or +/-15dB boost/cut range for precise gain adjustments; XLR, barrier strip, and 1/4 in. TRS connectors for installation ease; balanced inputs and outputs for quiet operation; and chassis/signal ground lift capabilities for quick hum isolation. The visionary design of the dbx12 Series makes your job easier.

The dbx12 Series Equalizers were precision engineered to provide years of maintenance-free operation in any application. The magnetically isolated transformer, electronically balanced/unbalanced inputs and servo balanced/unbalanced outputs, RF-filtered inputs and outputs, and power-off hard-wire relay bypass with 2 second power up delay were steps their engineers took to ensure compatibility for all installations. Only the best components were utilized, yielding a 10Hz to 50kHz frequency response, greater than 90dB SNR (ref +4dBu), less than 0.005% THD +Noise (1kHz at +4dBu), and interchannel crosstalk of less than -80dB from 20Hz to 20kHz. All this attention to detail is contained in a 2U steel/aluminum chassis. It's no wonder that dbx has been read more a leader in the industry for over 25 years.


- Switchable Boost/Cut range between +/-6dB and +/-15dB
- Electronically balanced/unbalanced inputs
- Servo balanced/unbalanced outputs
- RF filtered inputs and outputs
- XLR, Barrier Strip, and 1/4 in. TRS connectors
- -12dB/+12dB input gain range
- 18dB/octave 40Hz Bessel low-cut filter
- Chassis/signal ground lift capability
- Internal power supply transformer
- Power-off hardwire relay bypass with 2-second power-up delay
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
read less

Connectors: 1/4 in. Trs, Female Xlr (Pin 2 Hot), And Barrier Terminal Strip
Type: Electronically Balanced/Unbalanced, Rf Filtered
Impedance: Balanced 40K Ohm, Unbalanced 20K Ohm
Max Input Level: >+21Dbu Balanced Or Unbalanced
Cmrr: >40Db, Typically >55Db At 1Khz

Connectors: 1/4 in. TRS, Male XLR (Pin 2 Hot), And Barrier Terminal Strip
Type: Impedance-Balanced/Unbalanced, Rf Filtered
Impedance: Balanced 200 Ohm, Unbalanced 100 Ohm
Max Output Level: >+21Dbu Balanced/Unbalanced Into 2K Ohm Or Greater
>+18Dbm Balanced/Unbalanced (Into 600 Ohm)

System Performance
Bandwidth: 20Hz To 20Khz, +0.5/-1Db
Frequency Response: <10Hz To >50Khz, +0.5/-3Db +/-15Db Range +/-6Db Range
Dynamic Range: 109Db 115 Db
Signal-To-Noise: 90 Db 97Db
Thd+Noise: <0.005%

Function Switches
Eq Bypass: Bypasses The Graphic Equalizer Section In The Signal Path
Low Cut (Recessed): Activates The 40Hz 18Db/Octave Bessel High-Pass Filter
Range (Recessed): Selects Either +/- 6Db Or +/- 15Db Slider Boost/Cut Range

Output Level Meter: 4-Led Bar Graph (Green, Green, Yellow, Red) At -10, 0, +10, And +18Dbu
Eq Bypass: 1 LED: Red
Clip: 1 LED: Red
Low Cut: 1 LED: Red
+/-6Db: 1 LED: Yellow
+/-15Db: 1 LED: Red

Power Supply
Operating Voltage: 100Vac 50/60Hz, 120Vac 60Hz
230Vac 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 24W
Mains Connection: IEC Receptacle

Dimensions: 3.5 in. H X 19 in. W X 7.9" D (8.9Cm X 48.3Cm X 20.1Cm)
Weight: 8.5 Lbs. (3.9 Kg)
Shipping Weight: 9.5 Lbs. (4.3 Kg)

Note: Specifications Subject To Change.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 12 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DBX 1215

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 844-776-4899
Web: https://www.dbxpro.com/en/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 25, 2023 by a customer from gmail.com

"Review of DBX 1215 equalizer"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
(see rating details)
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I used to be a Audiophile and used to listen to all of their propaganda regarding how bad equalizers are. I wish that I would have bought the DBX 1215 a long time ago this thing is awesome I can make adjustments the way I want and what sounds best to me. If you are serious about sound dont hesitate to purchase one. highly recommend this product.
1 of 1 people (100%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!


  • 8 x  
FREE -Day Shipping!
Get it  for
Get it by if you order within
Shipping to